Posts by Katy Vaninger

September 2019 Community Events & Resources

September 27 – Finding Your Calm in the Storm Finding your calm in the storm: recognizing, preventing, and healing secondary trauma in professionals working with young children and families. Click here to learn more about this day of education and self-care. HRCA Therapeutic Rec Activities Making plans for the fall? Check out Special Olympics Bowling…

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Now Open: An Inclusive Playground for All!

Located at Red-tailed Hawk Park in Aurora On Saturday, August 24, 2019, the community gathered for the ceremonial grand opening of a public inclusive playground designed for all ages and abilities at Red-tailed Hawk Park in Aurora. The celebratory event featured music, food, activities, and the unveiling of the playground. The playground area features a sensory garden,…

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Pulling For A Purpose!

Special Olympics Colorado Plane Pull – August 17, 2019 It’s no secret that Special Olympics Colorado provides many wonderful opportunities for community participation for people of all abilities. Every year on a Saturday in August, they host one of our favorite events to participate in: The Plane Pull at Denver International Airport. This year Special…

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Developmental Pathways Annual Fashion Show – August 2019

Thank you to all who helped make this event a success! The annual Developmental Pathways Fashion Show, in partnership with Park Meadows Mall and Macy’s, provided an opportunity for 25 models to walk the runway! First Responders from City of Lone Tree Police Department, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, and South Metro Fire Rescue escorted the…

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Education & Entertainment | Podcast Recommendations – August 2019

3 great podcasts worth listening to Disability, Rights, and Discrimination by THINK+change THINK+change is The Arc of Aurora’s social enterprise training and education program that strives to change knowledge, attitude, and behavior to ultimately improve the quality of life for people with I/DD, their families, and the professionals in their lives. This five-part series focuses…

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July 2019 Community Events & Resources

August 14 – It’s a Fashion Show! Join Developmental Pathways, Park Meadows, and Macy’s for the 5th Annual charity Fashion Show. Check out the flyer for more details. August 16 – Community Living Alternatives 5th Annual Talent Show Talent show participants from their CLASS day program work hard preparing months in advance to bring a…

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7th Annual Feria de Recursos (Spanish Resource Fair) – June 2019

Thank you to those involved for all you did to make this event a success! The 7th annual Feria de Recursos event on June 22 featured over 30 vendors providing community and disability-specific resources for our Spanish speaking families. The family-friendly event included balloon animals, a Zumba class, and many giveaways including gift cards, bicycles, toys, and…

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Liam’s Story

Upon receiving a diagnosis, Liam’s parents realized that life is going to be different for their son. They are grateful to have found community supports through their work with Developmental Pathways. For example, Liam’s love of music started at an early age and he now participates in music therapy. Additionally, DP was able to provide movement-based exercises he can…

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